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May 2018 New publication: Jaqueline Fagard, Rana Esseily, Lisa Jacquey, Kevin O’Regan & Eszter Somogyi “Fetal Origin of Sensorimotor Behavior”

The aim of this article is to track the fetal origin of infants’ sensorimotor behavior. We consider development as the self-organizing emergence of complex forms from spontaneously generated activity, governed by the innate capacity to detect and memorize the consequences … Continue reading

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March 2018 New publication: Steve Torrance & Frank Schumann “The spur of the moment: what jazz improvisation tells cognitive science”

Improvisation is ubiquitous in life. It deserves, we suggest, to occupy a more central role in cognitive science. In the current paper, we take the case of jazz improvisation as a rich model domain from which to explore the nature … Continue reading

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Future directions meeting: sensorimotor contingencies & body knowledge, Monday & Tuesday March 26 & 27th, 2018

In this meeting, we aim to clarify the concepts that underlie current approaches to understanding how human body knowledge develops from birth onwards, with a focus on what we call the “sensorimotor approach” – the idea that body knowledge must … Continue reading

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Dec 2017 New publication : Witzel, C., The dress and individual differences in the perception of surface properties

This study investigates systematic individual differences in the way observers perceive different kinds of surface properties and their relationship to the dress, which shows striking individual differences in colour perception. We tested whether these individual differences have a common source, … Continue reading

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Dec 2017 New publication : Somogyi et al., Which limb is it? Responses to vibrotactile stimulation in early infancy

This study focuses on how the body schema develops during the first months of life, by investigating infants’ motor responses to localized vibrotactile stimulation on their limbs. Vibrotactile stimulation was provided by small buzzers that were attached to the infants’ … Continue reading

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Jan 2017 New publication : Silverman, D., Sensorimotor Theory and the Problems of Consciousness

in Journal of Consciousness Studies, Volume 24, Numbers 7-8, 2017, pp. 189-216(28) The sensorimotor theory is an influential account of perception and phenomenal qualities that builds, in an empirically supported way, on the basic claim that conscious experience is best … Continue reading

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Feb 2016, New paper on a magnetic sixth sense in Nature Scientific Reports: The hearSpace smartphone app transforms human experience of space.

We developed a novel sensory augmentation device, the hearSpace app, which allows users to reliably hear the direction of magnetic North as a stable sound object in external space using a headphone. Short training with this magnetic-auditory augmentation signal leads … Continue reading

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FEEL philosophical workshop, 31 May 2016

Half-day mini workshop on sensorimotor theory. Open to all. There is no registration fee, but please email davsil [at] gmail.com if you plan to attend. 31 May 2016, 9am – 12:30pm Venue: Salle LEDUC, Ground Floor, 45 rue des Saints-Peres, … Continue reading

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May 6th, EU Research article about FEEL is now availble online

“Eu Research”, a journal with extensive experience working in eu-funded project, devoted an article to our project. It is now available online

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Paper on Colour and Energy Saving

Choosing the right illumination colour can save you heating costs in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. [link]

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